10-05-2012, 04:22 PM #1
FA this offseason
By now, most people on this site should have heard about TR saying that the pitching market "wasn't particularly deep this offseason." Now, looking at the list of FA, it is actually probably the strongest area in FA this offseason. I mean, the biggest names in FA that aren't pitchers are probably Napoli, Hamilton, Swisher, and LaRoche. That's it (in my opinion). Seriously. While Hamilton and Napoli are sure to get attention (especially Hamilton), I just don't see there being much drama outside of the pitching market.
I would love to debate about who you think will be the biggest names to come onto the market this offseason.
10-05-2012, 04:25 PM #2
Um, I'd rather have Michael Bourn or BJ Upton than anyone not named Hamilton that's an offensive free agent this year.The Biggest Braves Fan on Twins Daily!
10-05-2012, 04:41 PM #3
Any reason for that? Hamilton, while he will always have concerns surrounding his background, has proven that he can have years like this year and should for several years to come.
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10-05-2012, 04:55 PM #7
Yeah, i totally understand the risk with Hamilton. Honestly, that is his biggest knock right now. Out of all the free agents this year, he is probably the most volatile.
In regards to Upton, there is a reason why the Rays don't think they will be able to bring him back (he's gettin expensive!)
I, to be perfectly honest, don't know much about Bourn, but I think that if he is being mentioned in the same sentence as people who are worth $15 million, he must be pretty good.
10-05-2012, 04:58 PM #8
10-05-2012, 10:19 PM #9
Bourn is arguably the best defensive center fielder in the game. On any team but Atlanta, he's a guaranteed 50+ steals and he hits for solid average. The biggest knock on him this year was his heightened strikeout rate.
Regarding Hamilton's contract, I'd wager he's going for 5 years, 105-130 million. And that does not include the 4 paid staff members that he requires the team he goes to to employ for him in order to keep him in check.The Biggest Braves Fan on Twins Daily!
10-05-2012, 10:25 PM #10